Mississippi Half Step, Wang Dang Doodle, Stagger Lee, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Tennessee Jed, We Can Run But We Can't Hide, Picasso Moon, Deal Box Of Rain, Iko Iko, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Jam-> Truckin'-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Good Lovin', E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Master Soundboard Cassette > CDR; CD Mastering by Scott Clugston; To abgd via Charlie Connor
Had this on cassette. Really psychedelic version of Deal, featuring some licks from new potato caboose. (How does Jerry remember?) Check it out; I still like it. The rest of the show does not stand out to me.
November 28, 2018 Subject:
Irvine - Picasso 1 and 2
This was my second excursion to see the band on the West Coast - Kaiser 11/87 being the first. It was a fun run, nothing spectacular in retrospect, but a good time. It was historical being the first Picasso Moon on the 28th and the second on the 30th. "Bigger than a drive in movie....oowwee" -- not one of Bob's greater contributions to the band, but I was there for the breakout(s). Not the most spectacular run, but an excellent time in Southern California nonetheless. And I would echo the comments below....thank you Charlie, your contributions are greatly appreciated and when you see Miller uploaded you KNOW it will be an excellent sounding show. Thank you for all your hard work and your dedication to providing top notch versions of THE band.
April 30, 2015 Subject:
First shows as a Sailor!
This was my treat to myself as i finished Boot Camp in San Diego the month prior. Just as great as i remember. Great recording of a really fun show with the first set def. taking the cake. I recall no more camping after this one due to the gate crashing and wall vaulting tearing down. I was down in the seats so don't recall too much of that.
November 10, 2014 Subject:
Nothing strikes me as special about this show. Muddy sound, fairly flat and uninspired playing.
This was the show I decided to try to sell nitrous. The problem was, I would walk around with a balloon and if the dang planes would fly over, I would grab the closest people around and we would take a blast and watch the planes, gratis. I think I lost $50 that night. If I recall, they also closed the lot and we had to stay the night in the car. It may have been '84 though. All the Irvine shows roll into one. Great strawberries!
Playing-wise, Set 1 is very good, but set 2 starts to fall apart a few songs in and is really a careless mess.
April 30, 2008 Subject:
It was the Marine base
I'm just clarifying the last comments.El Toro was the name of the Marine Airbase that the Blue Angels were performing.And it was a lot of fun going to both that weekend.Especially tripping from one event to the Grateful Dead.
These were 3 solid shows.If you can find them anymore,you should download ASAP.Before Phil and Bobby get your cash.Peace to all................
March 20, 2008 Subject:
Remember the Blue Angels!
During all three of these Irvine shows... right accross the highway there's an Air Force base that had the Blue Angles doing their shows.
The 1st night they were practicing and the 2nd and 3rd were actual performances for the public. All 3 days there were Blue Angle jets buzzing around. We taped all 3 and you can hear the jets a few times during the Dead's performance. Damn Air Force... Have they no respect!
I remember these shows vividly! Irvine Meadows was one of my favorite venues for seeing the boys and they were hot on this particular night. One of the people I was with turned around during the first set and said; " It's like being at Jerry's country western Backyard BBQ tonight". The band was tight and the seen was chaotic with people coming over the back fence. After the show I remember the yellow jackets roughing people up and seeing folks in these makeshift cages/jails. Stella Blue was beautiful and moving that night.
I camped in the parking lot this weekend, and wen tin via the front gates each day...way more people than tix was just one part of the problem; the lore was that you could walk around the back of the venue and over the hill, if you could get over the fence and into the lawn crowd...problem was several hundred at least tried this, and someone produced wire cutters to open a section of the fence - the crowd rushed in to the swinging fists of the Saddleback CC football team, not a pretty site.
Any run that has to include circular in the parking lot, along with intermission announcements to behave are bound to have a weird feel..
The band however fed off all this extra energy, and the shows reflect it.
October 19, 2005 Subject:
Probably the most energetic show of this 89 Irvine run. Good sound, good performances. Deal is BY FAR the first set highlight and what really pushed this show into 4 star territory. It's Hot!
August 3, 2005 Subject:
Finally found my first show!!! Happy, Happy! Joy, Joy!
Thank you everyone who contributes to this archive.
My friends at my college job in a mexican restaurant in San Diego started giving me tapes to listen to after I mentioned listening to the Deadhead Hour on the radio. So they invited me to come along to this show and I was overwhelmed by the whole scene.
This show was quite a first show to see! I didn't realize it at the time since I didn't know much. I remember asking "do you think they'll play "Iko Iko"?
Now I understand why some songs like "Estimated", "Masterpiece" and "Eyes of the World" bring up some good old memories when I hear them.
My friends just looked at me as we were leaving and were so jazzed saying, "that show was TRUCKIN!!!"
It was unfortunate that things got out of control after the concert. It was taking a long time to exit and people started to knock down the fences to run downt he hillside instead of the normal exits.
I only saw the dead 3 more times. A great show at Anahiem Stadium a few months later that I don't remember. I danced my butt off around second base of the Angel's baseball field thinking how weird that was :)
April 26, 2005 Subject:
Last Irvine Show!
This would be the last Grateful Dead show here at Irvine Meadows. They always seems to play great & have a good time here. I am amazed they let them come back as The Dead years later... The problem was always too many partyers in the parking lot & not enough tickets...They also had onsite camping during these runs of 3 shows & it was a bit too much of party for the Irvine folks...
August 26, 2004 Subject:
check it out
This is a strong show. Riots Friday and Saturday. Finally the mob energy has mellowed and its a sweet afternoon on the hillside. I remember the wind blowing the willows behind the stage as the show starts and the curtains blowing wildly.
Great sounding sound board. Strong Jerry & PHIL-BASS!!!